In July 1777 the Spanish ship “Salida Barra” departed from Spain to run the British blockade Spain to run the British blockade of the US rebel colonies. The ship was carrying supplies for the rebels who were fighting in the American Revolutionary War. The supplies included blankets, medicine, and cloth for uniforms. Shipments were arranged by Diego Maria de Gardoqui, a Spanish merchant and first Ambassador from Spain to the US. The supplies were paid for by the Spanish government. Please visit www.OurAmericanHistory.com for more information on the contribution of the Spanish and Latinos to the success of the American Revolutionary War.
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